Return to Wolfenstein Multiplayer Announced

It was already revealed in an interview last night (story) but id Software and Activision have formally announced today that Nerve Software has been contracted to create the multiplayer component of Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The press release doesn't offer any new details beyond this general description of what we can expect:
In addition to an action-packed story-driven single-player experience where players must infiltrate deep into the heart of the Third Reich, Return to Castle Wolfenstein's multiplayer mode enlists gamers to hone their tactical skills in a series of combat scenarios. Gamers will join the fight as an axis or ally soldier and be challenged to intense, realistic campaigns like storming beachheads, infiltrating military installations, holding strategic positions, and more. The game features multiple objectives spanning a variety of maps, including an Axis airbase, a war-torn German village and a secret Nazi laboratory.
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I know hardcore co-op fans hate to hear it, but co-op is VERY difficult to implement into any story-driven FPS. It was a snap with Doom, since it was just wave after wave of enemies, but to tell a story with more than one person present is just a huge commitment, and statistically most gamers don't play co-op, which is why more games don't have it.

There are exceptions - System Shock 2 being a recent example, but don't hold your breath for most games. Developers just don't see it being all that popular. Whether this is due to overall statistics or just a lack of recent games that have it, it probably up for debate.

-jason
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